The Pros And Cons Of Honey Bees

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In the state of New Hampshire, beautiful flowers, amongst other plant and fruit life, bloom in the spring and last through the fall when the weather begins to chill. These plants are able to grow and produce through pollination. Unfortunately, many of the honey bees are dying off and without them to pollinate, crops will not survive, flowers and fruit will not grow, and we will lose many other luxuries bees and their honey provide us with. The decrease in the honey bee population is becoming very troubling and unnerving. Scientists believe that “global warming, habitat loss, parasites, and a class of bee-killing insecticides known as neonics” may be some of the cause (Environment, n.d). Universities and scientists are diligently working to uncover the truth behind the decrease in bees and how to better sustain the honey bee population.
Many people find bees to be a stinging nuisance, but they are forgetting what an important role bees play in our environment. In the recent years, beekeepers have been reporting losses of about 30% of honeybee colonies each winter (Environment, n.d). This is a serious issue in places such as New Hampshire
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It is difficult for people who do not understand the importance of something to have respect for it. As far as honey bees, people are preoccupied with worrying about the stinging and annoyance aspects of these creatures. But, if those same people were more aware of all the amazing things honey bees do and provide for us, they would have more respect for them. It is hard to sympathize with something you do not know or understand. If there was more awareness through things such as newspaper articles or social media pages about the importance of honey bees, I believe people would begin to pay more attention to their well-being. After all, no honey bees means no fruit or beautiful flowers, amongst so many other great things nature has to

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